A CELEBRATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA TOMORROW

A celebration of the animals and plants that inhabit the Copper Mountain Mesa area is set for Saturday, December 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Mojave Desert Land Trust and Stewards of the Coyote Valley, the event will include lectures on desert tortoises, medicinal uses of native

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SOMEONE IS MISSING A WANDERING, RARE, 70-POUND TORTOISE

Wandering strays aren’t all that rare in our Morongo Basin, unless of course, the stray in question is a 70-pound African Sulcata tortoise. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this very unusual report … Debra Walters was visiting her mom in the 53900 block of Ridge Road in Yucca Valley and couldn’t

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, December 10, at 10 a.m. in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. The morning begins with an optional $10 breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to all

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WINTER PROGRAM SATURDAY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

Please join the Twentynine Palms Library on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. for its winter program. During this exciting time of year, they will be having a special story time, crafts and activities, holiday music and a special visit from St. Nick. He is pretty

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STREET MARKET TOMORROW AT TWENTYNINE PALMS UNITED METHODIST

The Twentynine Palms United Methodist Church will hold a street market Saturday, December 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be food, clothing, holiday items, housewares, and furniture. There will also be cookies galore and fresh green wreaths. For information call 760-367-7388. The church is located at 6250

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ARTS AND CRAFTS SALE AT RAINBOW STEW SATURDAY

Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold its annual art and craft fair Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Have a cup of tea or hot apple cider while you shop for arts and crafts made by dozens of local artists: ceramics, jewelry, knitted and crocheted scarves

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“MURDER BY MAGIC” AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL THIS WEEKEND

The Twentynine Palms High School Drama Club is offering an audience-participation murder-mystery production. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The Drama Club at Twentynine Palms High School asks you to help solve a “Murder By Magic.” This interactive performance has the audience help solve the murder of a magician’s wife.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team used a strong first half to claim a 51-42 victory over the Riverside Poly Bears last night in a third round game in the Big Daddy Classic tournament at Notre Dame High School in Riverside. Coach Jess Geeson said sophomore Angie

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CHP COLLECTING TOYS AT THE JOSHUA TREE STATION

The Morongo Basin Area California Highway Patrol is currently accepting new, unwrapped gifts for needy children and families of our local community. All are invited and encouraged to bring donations to the CHP Morongo Basin station at 63683 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree or wherever you see a CHP

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NEW BILL FREES SOLDIERS FROM HAVING TO PAY BACK SIGNING BONUSES

The $611 billion National Defense Authorization Act goes before the U.S. Senate this week: the house approved it on Friday. It is expected to free thousands of California soldiers from paying back millions of dollars they owed the Pentagon for receiving unauthorized bonuses for extending their service. Reporter David Haldane

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OVERFLOW SEATING ADDED FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” AT THEATRE 29

The classic holiday favorite “A Christmas Story” is enjoying packed audiences at Theatre 29 and is adding overflow seating to accommodate the extraordinary demand for tickets. The comedy, based on the movie, follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker’s quest to get a genuine Red Ryder Air Rifle under the tree as he

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LEARN TO MAKE ORIGAMI ORNAMENTS AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY SUNDAY

Just in time to decorate the Christmas tree, the 29 Palms Art Gallery is going to show you how to make origami ornaments this Sunday. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details… The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold an art class for youth to learn how to make origami sculptures

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will hold a distribution of federal surplus food from 10 to noon, Friday, December 9, at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street in Joshua Tree

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL ROBOTICS TEAM TAKES THIRD OUT OF 34 IN COMPETITION

The Twentynine Palms High School robotics team, the STEAMCATS 2, took third place in their second tournament this year, the California High Desert VEX Robotics Middle School League, at Ranchero Middle School in Hesperia, last Saturday. The STEAMCATS had eight wins and two losses, and placed third out of 34

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INTELLIGENT DESIGN CONSIDERED AT THE LIFETREE CAFÉ

The area discussion group, Lifetree Café, will have a stimulating conversation about intelligent design this Sunday. Reporter Edica Gonzales has your invitation… Perspectives on intelligent design theory will be explored at a program sponsored by Lifetree Café. A filmed interview with an atheist professor—whose controversial view on the plausibility of

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team used a balanced attack to defeat the Grand Terrace High School Titans, 51-41, in a second-round Big Daddy Classic tournament game at Notre Dame High School in Riverside. Coach Jess Geeson said sophomore Angie Reutgen led the way, scoring 14 points,

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LOCAL SERVICES PLANNED FOR SUE MEADOR

Sue Meador, a 26-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died November 28 in La Jolla. She was 85 years old. Sue Meador is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Geselle and Dwayne McKnight, her son, Bill Meador, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Sue Meador received her master’s degree in education from

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL WINTER CONCERT TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School’s annual winter concert is set for tonight. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Get into the spirit of the holiday season with this festive event: the winter concert at Twentynine Palms High School is Thursday, December 8. Bring the entire family to hear the choirs

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CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS GIRL

Southern California’s only law-enforcement based wish-granting charity made sure Christmas came early for a Twentynine Palms girl yesterday. Santa, riding on a fire engine from the Twentynine Palms Fire Department, along with a convoy of Sheriff’s patrol cars, pulled up in front of Adalynn Pierce’s house in Twentynine Palms Tuesday

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS DEATH CALLED SUSPICIOUS

A Desert Hot Springs death is being called suspicious. A woman, whose body was discovered Monday in Desert Hot Springs, died under what’s being called suspicious circumstances, police said. The 40-year-old was discovered about 6:30 a.m. in the 66200 block of Desert View Avenue, near Cactus Drive, according to Desert

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